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'Sharknado' jumps to the big screen, will play in theaters across the US next Friday at midnight

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Sharknado 2
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The Sharknado craze that swept over Twitter earlier this month shows no signs of abating — plans are underway for a sequel, but there are bigger plans for the original film first. Next Friday at midnight, Sharknado will air at movie theaters across the US, a surprising honor for a straight-to-TV movie that only garnered about one million viewers when it premiered. A full list of theaters taking part in the Sharknado craze can be found here — and we imagine that, unlike most theater experiences, using your phone during the movie will be commonplace. While it's not unusual for theaters to run less conventional special events from time to time, Sharknado is a particularly niche offering. We'll be watching to see if the movie can recreate its buzz and justify such a wide release.